NEW YORK (AP): All due respect to Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer, the Play of the NBA Finals was offered by King James. LeBron James’ chasedown block of Andre Iguodala with 1:51 remaining in Game 7 of the NBA Finals a shot that would have given Golden State the lead wasn’t just the defining moment of 2016, but perhaps the defining moment of James’ Hall of Fame career as well. He didn’t do it alone, as J.R. Smith helped impede Iguodala’s path and give James the extra split-second that he needed to get to the rim. But the enormity of the moment made the block even bigger: Golden State had a record-setting 73-win regular season, the series was tied 3-3, the total points in that series were tied at that moment 699-699. After that block, the Warriors wouldn’t score again. And James would soon become a three-time NBA champion.
LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Iain Ramsay: Second-half strike Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netBACOLOD CITY—Linked to a move overseas at the end of the season, Iain Ramsay is surely making a lasting impression in his first year playing for Ceres Negros.With an Asian Football Confederation Cup spot and a finals berth in the Philippines Football League on the line, Ramsay delivered a stunning second-half strike that helped Ceres complete a 3-1 aggregate win over a gritty Kaya Makati side before a huge Saturday night crowd at Panaad Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT POC, GK gym rises in Leyte Over at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Global Cebu made it an all-Visayas finals as it stunned Meralco Manila, after holding the Sparks to a 1-1 draw in the second leg for a 3-2 aggregate victory.Like Ceres, Global will also be playing in the AFC Cup for the second straight year after Rufo Sanchez fired the winner five minutes from time. Curt Dizon handed the Sparks an early advantage due to away goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseSanchez’s late goal marked another stellar comeback for Global, which also struck twice late in the first leg, thanks to Wesley Dos Santos and Pika Minegishi.The finals will be played on Dec. 16 with the league reportedly eyeing Panaad as venue. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ramsay picked up a botched clearance from 30 yards out before unleashing an inch-perfect chip past Ref Cuaresma, who went off his line in a futile effort to clear a long ball from the Busmen.The goal made it 2-1, an advantage which the Busmen held until the final whistle as the Ceres faithful celebrated a third appearance in the AFC Cup and the chance to make history as the first PFL champions.“I’m just happy to get on the score sheet,” said Ramsay. “I’m very proud of my team. We have reached the league final and have qualified for the AFC again. It’s always a pleasure to play in front of our home fans.”Holding a precious 1-0 advantage after the first leg at University of Makati, the Busmen settled into the game early with Bienvenido Marañon heading home from close range in the 31st minute.But Kaya refused to wilt with Woody Ugarte pulling a goal back two minutes before halftime. Jordan Mintah almost made it 2-1 for Kaya at the hour mark but he sent a header wide with Roland Muller already off his line.ADVERTISEMENT
Fuel price hike– signal fare increase from June 14Linden’s hire car drivers, referred to as “hundred dollar” short drop car drivers, struck on Monday over the recent hike in fuel prices and Government’s non-intervention.The Wisroc-Amelia’s Ward car parkThey have also signalled intent to increase fares in the Linden community. While some are awaiting 72 hours before facilitating the increases of an additional $40 and $100 to the existing $100 and $200 fares, others have already started implementing them.The drivers, who ply the Mackenzie to Wismar route, ceased operations for several hours on Monday morning, proposing through their association that the fare be moved from $100 to $140 for short drops and $200 to $300 for off-road jobs.Persons in the community have since noted that the effects will be significantly felt, since the cars are one of the main sources of public transportation in the community.“We, the drivers of the Wisroc/Amelia’s Ward short drop cars, are hereby notifying the general public that (there) (sic) will be an increase of cars fares from $100 to $140 for short drops and $300 off road. School children in uniform will pay $100. Out of uniform $140. This is effective from Thursday 14th June 2018,” the circular passed around to drivers with respect to the increases stated.Speaking with this publication, some drivers vented their frustration over the situation, noting that the gasoline prices have skyrocketed. “We know that when gasoline rises it affects everybody directly or indirectly. Gasoline would have risen so high that you have to pay extra money for the parts on your vehicle, the wear and tear and everything; therefore it affects us. I personally feel if they could drop the gasoline back or, we know they wouldn’t want to drop it back; so we’re calling for an increase in our fares. For quite some time, we’ve been operating at a hundred dollars even though prices have been going up. But in the month of May, the prices made a high jump from like $219 to like $235 a litre,” one of the car operators indicated.He added that he believes it is only fair that the fares increase to cushion the effects on drivers and vehicle owners. In support of the increase for off-road jobs, the driver pointed to the deplorable condition of the road in the community. “We got some terrible roads to deal with man…When you go to Wisroc (on) these roads, you have to go through trails, because the potholes are so numerous. Even the taxis are raising (costs) because the rising price of gas does not only affect the hundred-dollar cars, it affects the minibuses and the special hire taxis also,” he said. When asked if car operators will await the go ahead from Government before implementing the increases, the driver noted that the drivers are private operators and are therefore responsible for setting their own tariffs.Meanwhile, some drivers are not in support of the increases.Car operators plying the Linden- Georgetown route have so far not opted to increase their fares. “This what they doing ain’t making sense. You can’t punish the people by increasing fares, because nothing ain’t really going on in this place. Some people could barely afford it,” a Linden- Georgetown operator told this publication.However, another operator shared contrasting sentiments. “Right now I studying to park me car and go in the bush and work, because this here ain’t mekin sense. You got to full up your car with $9000 in the morning, and by time you make a trip you gotta full up again. It real hard!” he stated.Increase unfairHowever, passengers have touted that the increase in transportation fares are unfair.“For me personally, I think it’s unfair in Linden, because the distance they does drop these people is already short. Sometimes you going from the park to a short distance, is a hundred dollars. If you going til over the river is the same hundred dollars.Now they increasing by $40, come on. Everywhere else increasing by $20. Why they want $40 and $100? Is not like people get a raise of pay or anything,” one commuter noted. Another said she fears that the increased prices will remain even if gasoline price dropped.“When gas prices go up it does go up, and when it go down there is no guarantee that they will drop back the prices,” she said.No adjustmentsLinden Mayor Waneka Arindell on Monday informed the general public that the decision to increase “is not yet legitimate” and advised that “no adjustments be made to the current prices.” She added that her office has been in contact with the relevant authorities and was advised that current discussions are underway as it relates to the cost of fuel.“…Until we receive an official response from the relevant authorities, no increase in transportation costs should be made. Drivers are urged not to increase and commuters are urged not to pay any increases and to report cases where the demand for such increases are made,” she outlined. (Utamu Belle)
Mayor Narine’s vehicle and another that was damaged in the accidentThe vehicle owned by Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine was on Tuesday afternoon involved in an accident along the Rupert Craig Highway, East Coast Demerara, which left three other vehicles badly damaged.Guyana Times understands that the Mayor’s driver was alone in the vehicle at the time and was making his way to Georgetown when he lost control of the vehicle bearing registration plates PPP 8909 and crashed into three parked cars in the vicinity of Movie Towne.Commander of C Division (East Coast Demerara), Calvin Brutus confirmed the incident but was unable to give particulars of what occurred. However, an inspector attached to the Sparendaam Police Station revealed that the 42-year old driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.He further disclosed that a male driver, who was sitting in his car at the time, was injured as a result of the impact and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he remains a patient in a stable condition.Meanwhile, the Mayor’s driver has sought medical attention since he too complained of feeling unwell, although he did not receive major injuries.Mayor Narine departed Guyana for Trinidad on Tuesday morning to attend a Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM) for Climate Change and Energy in the Caribbean.Just under a month ago, seven parked cars were badly damaged as a result of a speeding car which lost control on the vicinity of Liliendaal on the East Coast of Demerara.
President David Granger joined hundreds of Hindus in the sacred observation of Maha Shivaratri, where he underscored the significance of Hinduism in upholding moral values and promoting education.Hindus all across Guyana on Friday celebrated Maha Shivaratri – a yearly, ritual worship to Lord Shiva.Hundreds of devotees flocked the Cove and John Ashram and their local Mandirs as they participated in the solemn and sacred veneration of Lord Shiva.President David Granger joined the Cove and John Ashram in their celebrationsStudents of the Hindu College during the Maha Shivaraatri ceremonywhere he honoured the arrival of Indians to British Guiana and for implanting Hinduism in its multicultural society.He noted that the celebrations of Maha Shivaratri are just one of the many ceremonies in the Hindu calendar which honours and remembers critical rights and traditions of the faith.The Head of State also spoke about the importance of educational teachings through Hinduism, noting that Lord Shiva is the source of enlightenment and the primary impart of wisdom.“Maha Shivaratri’s significance is to be found in the idea of overcoming the darkness of injustice and ignorance. Although it is a solemn festival, it is associated with both moral and educational enlightenment… Hinduism holds steadfastly to the virtue of enlightenment, it promotes knowledge where these is ignorance, it promotes justice where there is injustice and it promotes equality where there is inequality. It promotes education because it is through education that you overcome ignorance, injustice and inequality,” he expressed during his remarks. He pointed out that Guyana places the highest emphasis on education, noting that education encompasses not just book learning but the imparting of moral values.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, in his address, spoke about the importance of merging education with moral values particularly at a time when a significant portion of the younger generation is going astray.Both leaders encouraged the ashram to continue its work in providing spiritual enlightenment and education to people as they extend Maha Shivaratri greetings to all Guyanese.Maha Shivaratri, which means the ‘The Great Night of Shiva’ is celebrated in the dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha on the 13th day or the 14th night of Phalguna or Maagha month (that is February or March as per the English calendar). Devotees worship and offer sacrifices to Shivalingam as part of their prayers to the God.
An Alliance For Change (AFC) executive member is being accused of sexually assaulting a Corentyne, Berbice teenager.Reports are the teen in a statement to the Police said that the official on three occasions assaulted her. She also said in her statement that on other occasions she was inappropriately touched by the man.This newspaper was told by a source close to the investigation that the official is a co-host of a television programme in Berbice.The teen, in her statement, also alleged that the official promised to assist her in setting a business where she can trade mercury. When contracted, B Division (Berbice) Commander Ian Amsterdam said he was yet to be briefed on the report.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales offered a measured apology for his mistakes in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, but said in testimony prepared for a Senate hearing on Tuesday that he had “nothing to hide” and that none of the prosecutors were removed to influence the outcome of a case. In his testimony, which was released on Sunday by the Justice Department, Gonzales provided an account of his own actions, which was largely consistent with his past assertions that his role was limited and his recollection fragmentary. Gonzales’ said he did not select any of the prosecutors slated for dismissal last year and largely delegated the effort to his former chief of staff, D. Kyle Sampson. “I have nothing to hide and I am committed to assuring the Congress and the American public that nothing improper occurred here,” he said in the testimony. Gonzales acknowledged that his past public statements about the firings had been confusing and that once he had unintentionally misspoken at a March 13 press conference in which he asserted that he “was not involved in any discussions about what was going on.” And, Gonzales said, “Of course I knew about the process because of, at a minimum, these discussions with Mr. Sampson.” Gonzales said that he was even aware that two Justice Department lawyers had been identified as possible replacement candidates for U.S. attorneys to be fired, including Rachel L. Brand, chief of the Office of Legal Policy, and Deborah Rhodes, now a U.S. attorney in Alabama. After the testimony was released, two Democratic senators, Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the Judiciary Committee chairman, and Charles E. Schumer of New York dismissed Gonzales’ written testimony as inadequate. The top Republican on the panel, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, said Gonzales needed to disclose more facts when he appears before the committee. Vice President Dick Cheney continued to express the White House’s support for Gonzales, but he made it clear that it was up to the attorney general to save his job. “He’s a good man,” Cheney said, in an interview recorded on Saturday and broadcast on Sunday on “Face the Nation” on CBS. “I have every confidence in him; the president has every confidence in him.” But Cheney added, “This took place inside the Justice Department. The one who needs to answer to that and lay out on the record the specifics of what transpired is the attorney general, and he’ll do so.” Gonzales is certain to be asked about his own recollection of events. He has said he does not recall a Nov. 27, 2006 meeting in which the dismissals were discussed. Michael A. Battle, the former director of the department’s U.S. Attorney liaison office, has told congressional staff that Gonzales was at the meeting when a memo was circulated that provided a detailed outline of the plan to dismiss the prosecutors. But Gonzales insisted in his written statement that not one of the U.S. attorneys was improperly fired. “I know that I did not and would not ask for a resignation of any individual in order to interfere with or influence a particular prosecution for partisan political gain,” he said. Gonzales’ prepared statement did not address several significant issues cited by Democrats who have charged that the firings were politically motivated. Two of the fired prosecutors, David C. Iglesias of New Mexico and John McKay, were fired after Republican officials complained to the Justice Department. In Iglesias’ case, Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M., complained to the White House about the prosecutor’s lack of progress on a politically sensitive case involving Democrats. The release of Gonzales’ testimony was part of the intense political gamesmanship and calculation by the Bush administration and Senate Democrats in advance of the hearing. Gonzales also previewed some of his testimony in an op-ed article in The Washington Post. Schumer, who has taken a lead role in criticizing Gonzales, had already tried to set the table for the hearings by detailing beforehand his questions and asserting that Gonzales had a high hurdle to clear. When the Justice Department released on Sunday the advance text of Gonzales’ testimony, Schumer quickly pronounced it inadequate. He said the testimony, “does not advance his cause at all,” and that his answers on Tuesday “will be make or break for him.” Leahy said the Gonzales testimony was “another in a series of contradictory statements about the mass firing of U.S. attorneys.” Even the ranking Republican on the committee, Specter, said that Gonzales would have to be more forthcoming Tuesday. “The op-ed piece was pablum,” Specter said on Sunday. “I’m looking for facts.” He added, “In his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Mr. Gonzales is going to have to be much more specific in answering questions about exactly what role he played, and explain, as best he knows, his understanding of the rationale behind the dismissal of individual prosecutors.” Administration officials have said the testimony was the product of high-level deliberations about how Gonzales should present himself and his actions to counter his critics and justify retaining his post. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Radamel Falcao’s arrival at Old Trafford was the culmination of a whirlwind transfer sealed on deadline day, but a year previously United fans were contemplating a shock signing of a very different kind.Maraoune Fellaini was the club’s late acquisition on deadline day at the end of the 2013 summer window, arriving from Everton for £27.5m.The Belgian is a favourite of former Toffees boss David Moyes and was brought to United by the Scot, but both endured torrid debut seasons at the Theatre of Dreams.Moyes departed by spring 2014, while Fellaini remains a squad member with the Red Devils.Falcao will hope to have a rather more impressive impact! Fellaini at Man United to stay? 1
Speculation earlier this week suggested that the 29-year-old could be a target for Barcelona in the January transfer window, if the La Liga leaders are unable to land Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.But Conte has stressed that all Chelsea’s players need to understand why they find themselves on the bench at certain stages of the season.Conte said: “My players must be happy to stay in Chelsea and to play for Chelsea and to play for our fans. They must be happy if they start the game, or if they stay on the bench and come on.“I think I have clever players to understand the situation and accept it. [Eden] Hazard, at the start of the season, accepted the situation to stay on the bench before finding the right form. It’s the same for Pedro, for Willy [Caballero], for other players.“When you are in a great team, you have to accept this and, at the same time, you must be happy to stay in a great team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte reacts during their UEFA Champions League Group C second leg match against AS Roma, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 31, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 2- Antonio Conte insists Chelsea’s players must accept finding themselves on the fringes after being asked about Barcelona’s rumoured interest in Willian.Brazilian winger Willian has been in and out of the Chelsea XI this season, with 10 of his 21 appearances coming from the bench.
Looking Good: The All-Star line-up for Jive Alive – Pic Brid SweeneyThe West Awakes to Jive Alive 2013.Naomh Muire GAA club are never ones to take their fingers off the pulse.And they’ve launched their upcoming JIVE ALIVE 2013 with this All Star line-up. The popular and much anticipated dancing will take place over two nights , April 12th and 13th at Aislann, Ranafast.Tickets are certainly going to sell out for this one.******** Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily REVEALED: THE SWINGING LINE-UP FOR NAOMH MHUIRE’S JIVE ALIVE was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REVEALED: THE SWINGING LINE-UP FOR NAOMH MHUIRE’S JIVE ALIVE